Top 9 Asian Restaurants In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Known as the Steel City, Pittsburgh is not only famous for its structures and bridges but for being a leader in the food industry. It is home to the Andy Warhol Museum, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and Point State Park but it is also where you will find many great restaurants. Distinctive for its vegetables-rich menu, delicious seasoning and healthy cooking style, Asian food is quite popular in this city. Whether you are a vegan, a fish lover, or just someone with an appetite for good food, there is a restaurant here for you. Asian food is comprised of many different cuisines from all over Asia, each with unique ways of cooking. With Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Vietnamese, Bengali, and Tajik food options, the menu is always loaded. Check out our recommendations for the top Asian restaurants in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1. Took Took 98

Posted by TOOK TOOK 98 on Tuesday, 28 May 2019

On Murray Avenue sits one of the best Thai restaurants in town: Took Took 98. Based on the idea of street food, this is a cozy restaurant serving traditional Thai street food. The place is famous for a wide range of choices, many of which are known for their aromatic and spicy taste, including tom yum soup, a lemongrass broth with cherry tomato and cilantro, as well as the famous pad thai noodles, which is a mix of rice noodles, egg, crispy tofu, peanut, scallion, beansprouts, and tamarind sauce. You cal also order shrimp spaghetti, pineapple fried rice, eggplant fritters, and for dessert, mango with sticky rice. Took Took 98 perfectly brings the famous Thai street food experience to Pittsburgh.

Took Took 98

Address: 2018 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Website: Took Took 98

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 10:30am - 2:30pm, 4:30pm - 9pm; Fri: 10:30am - 2:30pm, 4:30 - 9:30pm; Sat: 10am - 2:30pm, 4:30 - 9:30pm; Sun: 10am - 2:30pm, 4:30 - 9pm (closed on Mon)

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2. Taiwanese Bistro Cafe 33

Have you ever tried the famous Taiwanese soup dumplings before? If you haven’t, then you sure need to try it. A very good place for a satisfying Taiwanese experience is Taiwanese Bistro Cafe 33. Located along Shady Avenue, this place is famous for plenty of dishes like tofu, garlic chicken and basil, buns, fried rice, and shrimp dishes. The menu is packed with many tasty options.

Taiwanese Bistro Cafe 33

Address: 1711 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Website: Taiwanese Bistro Cafe 33

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10:30pm

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3. Ting's Kitchen

Posted by Ting's Kitchen on Friday, 16 February 2018

If you are looking for good hospitality and an authentic Sichuan and Taiwanese food then Ting’s Kitchen is your destination. Located on McIntyre Square Drive, this food joint is well-known because of Chef Panda Lin, the forty-year-old Asian food expert. They serve a variety of Chinese dishes, but if you come to eat here you need to try the cumin lamb, popcorn chicken, scallion pancakes, and egg rolls.

Ting's Kitchen

Address: 3200 McIntyre Square Dr Pittsburgh, Pa. 15237

Website: Ting’s Kitchen

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 9:30pm

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4. Noodlehead

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Thai food is a great gastronomic experience when it’s prepared right. In this case, not a lot of places can compete with Noodlehead, considered by many as the best Thai restaurant in town. Located on South Highland Avenue, this food joint is always busy and sees a lot of satisfied customers coming back for more. A menu packed with noodle varieties, patrons can also order tasty curry chicken paired with a glass of refreshing iced tea. Because of the hype, it is advisable that you avoid the busy hours so you can be seated and served fast. The place also only accepts cash and most dishes cost less than 10 USD.


Address: 242 South Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Website: Noodlehead

Opening hours: 12pm - 10pm (daily)

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5. Soju

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Posted by Soju on Thursday, 21 November 2019

We all know that sushi is a great Japanese invention, but the Korean versions called gimpab are also worth a try. Soju is famous for its tasty gimbap, a roll filled with vegetables, eggs, pickled radish, and marinated beef. In addition, there are a variety of other mouthwatering appetizers, including the kimchijeon which is a savory pancake made with kimchi. You can also order mandu dumplings, fried rice, and teokbokki, a very famous street dish of spicy stir-fried rice cake with hard-boiled eggs. They are also famous for their pineapple salmon and ribs. Soju is a small venue, so make sure you have time to spare while you wait to be seated.


Address: 4923 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Website: Soju

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 3pm

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6. Nepali Asian Restaurant

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If you have never tried the Nepali momo and chow, then you might be missing out on something. Nepali Asian Restaurant in Pittsburgh is a good place for a new and flavorful dining experience. Momo is a Nepalese dumpling stuffed with your choice of vegetables, chicken, or beef, and chow is the traditional Nepalese fried noodles. Yet, what makes this food so good are the spices. This place is also famous for its samosas and thukpa, a Tibetan noodle soup. So, if you are looking for good food and good service, head straight to this establishment.

Nepali Asian Restaurant

Address: 2122 Brownsville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15210

Opening hours: 10am - 10:30pm (daily)

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7. Two Sisters

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Fresh ingredients, home-baked bread, warm atmosphere, and delicious Vietnamese food can be found just around the corner on Highland Avenue. Two Sisters is a relatively new Asian restaurant that is famous for its pho, fish sauce wings, spring rolls, and spicy Vietnamese beef noodle soup. They also have vegan options. The place is usually crowded around the weekend and at regular dinner times, so be sure to spare some time to sample their Vietnamese specialties.

Two Sisters

Address: 216 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Opening hours: Sat - Fri: 11am - 9pm (closed on Mon)

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8. Tram's Kitchen

If you are craving some good Vietnamese pho at a simple, no-fuss establishment, then Tram’s Kitchen is your destination. This family-run place offers fast service and a cozy setting. They serve a variety of Vietnamese delights. In addition to the pho, you can order spring rolls and chicken dishes with homemade mayo. This restaurant serves a lot of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, so it is perfect for patrons with these dietary restrictions.

Tram's Kitchen

Address: 4050 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, United States

Opening hours: Tue, Thu - Sun: 10am - 10pm; Wed: 11am - 9pm (closed on Mon)

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9. Senya Thai Kitchen

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Another elegantly designed restaurant serving mouthwatering Thai cuisine in town is Senya Kitchen. The place is not just a good place to find delicious eats, but both the setting and the food are Instagram-worthy. With a specialty in every section of the menu, this establishment serves some very good green curry, crab fried rice, shrimp dumplings, Thai cashew chicken, tom kha soup, crab rangoon, pad thai, and lemongrass tea. Main dishes cost between 14 USD to 23 USD, so it is a bit more expensive compared to other places, but the classy dining experience makes it a must-try restaurant in Pittsburgh.

Senya Thai Kitchen

Address: 5865 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, United States

Website: Senya Thai Kitchen

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 10pm; Sun: 4pm - 9pm

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Indulge your tastebuds with Pittsburgh's best Asian restaurants

A beautiful city with good taste, Pittsburgh has many hidden gems. From Thai street food to flavorful Korean cuisine, there is something in each restaurant that is worth a try. Asian food is very spicy, so if you are a newbie, make sure you ask the servers if the spice levels can be customized. Also, most of these places are pretty popular and get quite busy, so, make sure to plan ahead and add them to your itinerary.

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